The Opus Group® Announces Construction on Grocery-Anchored Development in Suburban Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. - The Opus Group announced today that construction has started on a new 31,175-square-foot retail center in Glen Ellyn, Ill. with The Fresh Market as the main tenant, occupying 20,300 square feet of space.

“The Fresh Market is one of the most active grocers in the Chicago market, and we’re thrilled to be working with them and the village of Glen Ellyn to bring their store to the area and we hope to continue this relationship in the future,” said Sean Spellman, vice president and general manager of Opus Development Company, L.L.C.

The project will transform a vacated car dealership into a new grocery-anchored center serving the Glen Ellyn and North Wheaton communities. The center will include patio seating and 186 customer parking spaces.

The center is 75 percent leased with other committed tenants including Great Clips and Tide Dry Cleaners, occupying 1,075 and 2,800 square feet, respectively. This is the first store for Tide Dry Cleaners in the Chicago area and represents a new store concept for the company.

“We’re pleased to be working alongside Opus to bring this development to our community,” said Michele Stegall, village planner for Glen Ellyn. “This project will bring new businesses to the area that benefits our residents.”

Opus Development Company, L.L.C. is the developer, Opus Design Build, L.L.C. will serve as the general contractor for the project and OKW Architects provided architecture services.

The project is slated for completion in late 2013, with The Fresh Market expected to open in late 2013 or early 2014.

About The Opus Group
The Opus Group® is a family of national commercial real estate companies headquartered in Minneapolis, with expertise in development, project management and construction, architecture and engineering, finance, sales and leasing. The Opus Group includes Opus Holding, L.L.C. and its operating subsidiaries; Opus Development Company, L.L.C., Opus Design Build, L.L.C. and Opus AE Group, L.L.C. Specializing in office, industrial, retail, residential living, institutional and government projects, The Opus Group has broad capabilities, deep experience and a proven design-build model that delivers solutions for customers on time and on budget. For more information, visit